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Most explorer or builder characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 1,750 characters on a 100 point scale from "explorer" to "builder". This page lists the 25 characters whose average ratings were the farthest to either side. Because the scale is bipolar, it is reversable. For example, a rating of 1/100 for "explorer" is the same as 100/100 for "builder". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most explorer characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.9142Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
292.714Huckleberry Finn (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
392.71005Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
492.136Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
591.944Ash Ketchum (Pokémon)
690.7280Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
790.417Sterling Archer (Archer)
890.320Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
990.05Viola (Twelfth Night)
1089.5110Nemo (Finding Nemo)
1189.3388Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
1289.194Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1389.011Don Quijote (Don Quixote)
1489.034Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1589.0126Dory (Finding Nemo)
1688.7819Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)
1788.618Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
1888.5614Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
1988.526Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
2088.331Clementine Kruczynski (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
2188.21171Han Solo (Star Wars)
2288.1185Lilo Pelekai (Lilo & Stitch)
2388.0649Peter Jason Quill (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
2487.933Shawn Spencer (Psych)
2587.913Jaskier (The Witcher)

Most builder characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
189.614John Dutton (Yellowstone)
287.516Perrin Aybara (Wheel of Time)
387.21173Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
486.7506Red Forman (That 70's Show)
586.620Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
686.617Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
786.515Logan Roy (Succession)
885.919Liberty Van Zandt (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
985.235Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls)
1084.962Lord Business (The Lego Movie)
1184.651Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
1284.655Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
1384.3344Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
1484.213Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
1583.926Colossus (X-Men)
1683.7112Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
1783.6332Eleanor Sung-Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
1883.0235Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1982.9107Galen Tyrol (Battlestar Galactica)
2082.625Mellie Grant (Scandal)
2182.131Doc (Baby Driver)
2282.021Carol 'Mom' Miller (Futurama)
2381.945Tommy (Shameless)
2481.921Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2581.819Junior Soprano (The Sopranos)

Similar traits

The survey has 400 different descriptive scales that the characters can be rated on. This list is the 10 other scales that that have the highest correlation with explorer<--->builder when aggregated at the character level.

  1. spontaneous (not scheduled) (r=0.7)
  2. adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud) (r=0.69)
  3. spontaneous (not deliberate) (r=0.67)
  4. astonishing (not methodical) (r=0.64)
  5. freelance (not corporate) (r=0.63)
  6. open to new experinces (not uncreative) (r=0.6)
  7. bold (not serious) (r=0.59)
  8. abstract (not concrete) (r=0.59)
  9. unorthodox (not traditional) (r=0.59)
  10. imaginative (not practical) (r=0.59)


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